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About CRC

CRC - Changing Lives, Reducing Crime The Community Restorative Centre is a NSW community organisation dedicated to supporting people affected by the criminal justice system, particularly prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families and friends.

CRC staff offer personal and practical assistance such as counselling, accommodation, a subsidised transport service, a court support service, outreach to prisons, and information, advice and referrals.

CRC address issues that can put people at risk of crime, such as drug and alcohol dependence, homelessness, unemployment, and social exclusion.

CRC assist those who are experiencing hardship and work with their families and communities, giving them support to develop their skills and build stable, independent lives.

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About NADA

NADA - Network of Alcohol and Drug Agencies

The Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (NADA) is the peak organisation for the non government drug and alcohol sector in NSW, and is primarily funded through NSW Health. NADA has over 100 members providing drug and alcohol health promotion, early intervention, treatment, and after-care programs. These organisations are diverse in their philosophy and approach to drug and alcohol service delivery and structure.

NADA's goal is to support non government drug and alcohol agencies in NSW to reduce the alcohol and drug related harm to individuals, families and the community.

The NADA program consists of sector representation and advocacy, workforce development, information/data management, governance and management support and a range of capacity development initiatives. NADA is governed by a Board of Directors primarily elected from the NADA membership and holds accreditation with the Australian Council on Health Care Standards (ACHS) until 2014.

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CRC and NADA acknowledge the Traditional Owners of this land and pay their respects to Aboriginal Elders past, present and future across Australia, with particular acknowledgement to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the Traditional Owners of the lands where our offices are located.


CRC and NADA would like to acknowledge all those who have contributed to the development of the No Bars Project.

Contribututors Include:

  • No Bars Training Pilot Sites: Salvation Army - William Booth, Kedesh Rehabilitation Services, Watershed Drug and Alcohol Recovery and Education Centre, the Lyndon Community and The Wayback Community.
  • Namatjira Haven Drug and Alcohol Healing Centre
  • Drug and Alcohol Multicultural Education Centre (DAMEC)
  • Astrid Birgden, Director of the Compulsory Drug Treatment Correctional Centre, Corrective Services NSW
  • Sue Henry-Edwards, Principal Advisor, Alcohol and Other Drugs/ Harm Reduction, Corrective Services NSW
  • Dr Julaine Allen and Dr Jane Dowling
  • Dr Devon Indig, Justice Health
  • Michael Wall
  • Marcus
  • Aleysha Cullen
  • Volunteers for photo modeling

There are over 10,000 people in jail in NSW on any given day.

Approximately 80% of prisoners connect their AOD dependence to their offending behaviour and imprisonment.

60 - 80% of this group were intoxicated at the time of committing their offence.